Starting XI: P Stars v CT City
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Platinum Stars v Cape Town City 06 January 2018
Teams: Platinum Stars v Cape Town City
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Date: 6 January 2018
Absa Premiership title challengers Cape Town City, will be looking to get 2018 off to the best possible start, when they visit Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.
Benni McCarthy’s side headed into the new year in second place, four points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
They have had a busy Christmas break off the field, signing Kwanda Mngonyama, Masoud Juma, Surprise Ralani and losing Lehlohonolo Majoro to Bidvest Wits — who will also acquire the services of their captain, Robyn Johannes, after this season.
On the pitch, City will hope to kick off a more consistent year than their last — but they had it easy in 2017 compared to Dikwena.
After a horror start to the season, Roger de Sá’s charges showed significant improvement towards the end of last year. However, they are still very much involved in a relegation scrap and could use a win to help them breathe easier.
Here's how they line up:
Stars: 35. Visser, 4. Mwedihanga, 21. Zulu, 23. Mnguni, 5. Sithole, 2. Mere, 15. Msomi, 12. Masalesa, 22. Ng'ambi, Senne, 17. Ntuli.
City: 32. Stephens, 2. Mkhize, 16. Johannes, 12. Fielies, 5. Edmilson, 19. Putsche, 26. Nodada, 13. Modise, 7. Lakay, 24. Masina, 14. Nana.